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Gorton's Grilled Tilapia, Lemon Peppercorn - Love to eat fish? Go the easy route and grab a box of perfectly portioned, well-seasoned frozen fillets. This brand-new Lemon Peppercorn flavor from Gorton's line of Grilled Tilapia is AWESOME, and each fillet (about 3 oz.) has only 80 calories, 3g fat, 260mg sodium, <1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, and 14g protein (POINTS® value 2*). No bait required. P.S. Click here for a cool recipe contest!
Pepperidge Farm Limited Edition Chocolate Adventures Goldfish, Chocolate Dunked Pretzels - The salty-sweet combo of pretzels and chocolate ROCKS, and it tastes 13% better when shaped like goldfish. (It's true -- try it.) A 12-piece serving of these adorable choco-dunked fishies has 140 calories, 6g fat, 70mg sodium, 19g carbs, <1g fiber, 11g sugars, and 2g protein (POINTS® value 3*). Find them at select stores, like Target and Walgreens. And do it soon -- they really are "limited edition" items!
Pop-Tarts Limited Edition Popsters Baked Crispy Bites - Want 100-calorie packs of Pop-Tart-inspired goodies? Who doesn't!? These icing-topped, sprinkle-speckled nibbles come in Chocolate Blitz and Strawberry Blast, and each 100-cal pouch has 2.5g fat, 110 - 115mg sodium, 18g carbs, <1g fiber, 8g sugars, and 1g protein (POINTS® value 2*). SO much less dangerous than tearing into a 2-pastry pack of the full-sized things, which could set you back about 400 calories!
The Real Price of Dieting Now that the new year is here, a lot of people -- fresh off their holiday chow-fests -- are running for the diet plans. But is it worth the dough? (And for once, we don't mean Pillsbury.) Check out this terrific article that breaks down a handful of popular programs -- including how much they cost and whether or not they're worth it. SPOILER ALERT! Weight Watchers comes out on top for the combo of being cost-effective and a successful means of weight loss. The bottom slot goes to In The Zone Delivery, which basically costs about $224 per pound lost. ACK! Read up...
What's Up with the "Drive-Thru Diet"? Nope, it's not a fast-food window slinging our Lord of the Onion Rings and Queen-of-the-Castle Sliders. (We wish.) It's just Taco Bell's latest marketing push, featuring before-and-after photos of its version of Subway's Jared, a.k.a. Christine. In addition to chewing on T. Bell's Fresco items, she says, "I reduced my daily calorie and fat intake by 500 calories to 1250 calories a day, and, after two years, I ended up losing 54 pounds!" Well, DUH. You can lose weight by eating food from just about ANY fast food chain, as long as you're taking in fewer calories than you're burning. Whether you want to spend your calories on tacos and burritos... that's YOUR call. For guilt-free picks at any drive-thru, check out our fast food survival guides by clicking on these links: Burger King, McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Wendy's.
Fast Food + Social Networking = Guilt-Free Giveaways Subway has officially joined the rest of the world and created a Facebook page! Okay, that's not the exciting part. The REALLY exciting part is that 'til January 24th, ten fans per week will each win a $50 gift card! Click here for the full 411. And while we're not 100% behind Taco Bell's "diet" ads, we do love that Fresco menu. And The Bell's got a pretty cool Twitter contest going on -- fifteen folks will win FREE Fresco food for a year. (Say that ten times fast!) Click here for the tweet deets. FREE FOOD IS AWESOME! (Oh, and click here to follow HG's Lisa on Twitter, and click here for the HG Facebook page.)
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***Let's hear it for creativity! Inventor Pep Torres attached a stationary bike to a vending machine, rigging it so that in order to get those Ho Hos, you'd have to do some quickie cardio. We want snack-cycles EVERYWHERE! ***Need some extra help saying NO to tempting snacks? Check out the Record-O-Clip: a snack-bag clip/fridge magnet that lets you record a friendly little message, to be played back whenever it's opened. Like, "Put your hands in the air and back away from the chips, lady!" Or something more helpful. You choose. ***Scales are scary, mostly because many of us dread seeing our weight flash before our eyes. The kinder, gentler Quantum Scale secretly logs your starting weight and only shows how much you've lost (or gained, but hopefully lost)! The fact that it comes in pink is an added bonus. ***Eat your applesauce! For every pink package of Musselman's Apple Sauce sold this month, the Big M will donate 10 cents to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.Click here for more info, and stock up! ***Nauseating commercials aside, Carl's Jr. has some GREAT salad options on its menu. The new Cranberry, Apple, Walnut Grilled Chicken Salad has 300 calories, and the Original Grilled Chicken Salad has only 200 calories. We recommend pairing 'em with the Low Fat Balsamic Dressing, FYI! ***YAYAYAY, Chick-fil-A! The chicken chain has added a yogurt parfait with pretty awesome stats to its fried-food-heavy menu. With granola or Oreo (YUM!), you get a substantial, fruit-topped treat for 200 - 240 calories, 4.5 - 5g fat, and 1 - 3g fiber (POINTS® value 4 - 5*). There are some great grilled chicken salads there, too. Nice! That's all we've got. HG out!
CHEW ON THIS: Today, January 11th, is... Milk Day. Um, not exactly the most thrilling food holiday. But whoop it up TOMORROW with our insanely good buttermilk fried chicken recipe, arriving in your inbox VERY SOON!
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